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Re: PRACTICAL examples?
> There is a book entitled "Directory Enabled Networks"
Is it that book ?
Directory Enabled Networks
Today are there GPL pratictal D.E.N. tools or implementations available ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Elizabeth Barham" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Brian K. Jones" <jonesy@CS.Princeton.EDU>
Cc: "ldap list" <openldap-software@OpenLDAP.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2002 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: PRACTICAL examples?
> Hi Brian,
> There is a book entitled "Directory Enabled Networks" that I tried to
> work through about one-and-a-half-year ago. At the time it all seemed
> kind of spacey - sounded great but "how does impliment this?" - since
> I did not have a solid foundation in directories themselves.
> Since then I've learned about directories and this is the type of
> thing this book discusses - putting all networking equipment in a
> directory. It even was very detailed, going so far to put specific
> racks in the directory, NICs, etc.
> "Brian K. Jones" <jonesy@CS.Princeton.EDU> writes:
> > I know this is the third email today, but I really can't help it.
> > After receiving, from some kind soul, a list of about 30 links related
> > to LDAP, I've spent the day scouring the web for some example
> > walkthrough or something that does NOT reference Babs Jensen, for
> > example.
> > The widespread assumption seems to be that EVERYONE will be using LDAP
> > in EXACTLY the same way - or that EVERYTHING in the inetOrgPerson
> > examples is directly analogous to, say, a NIS implementation, or an
> > inventory database, which it's NOT.
> > Are there ANY sources of RELEVANT, NOT OUTDATED, LDAPv3 examples
> > that illustrate only slightly more complex relationships than what
> > is all over the internet?
> This looks like what I was speaking about earlier:
> > Here's my example:
> > I have an inventory database, and the information contained in the
> > database is used to generate all kinds of stuff. DNS records, NIS maps,
> > dhcp configs, etc. The database mainly tracks networked hosts.
> > -- A host can have one or more interfaces.
> > -- An interface can have one or more IP's
> > -- An interface can also have zero or more aliases, which will be
> > associated with an IP address..
> > -- An interface must have a MAC.
> > Anyone who has had to deal with generating DNS files knows the
> > issues at hand here. How would I represent a relationship like this
> > in an LDIF file such that a user can search for all interfaces
> > belonging to a specific host, for example?
> You could, for example, make an objectClass representing a NIC, which
> MUST contain: (vendorName, MAC) [for example]
> A HOST could include the object class of NIC, and perhaps an interface
> Ideally, one should conceptualize it as a series of object (IIRC the
> book goes into great detail about this):
> InterFace1: IP Address, MAC
> InterFace2: IP Address, MAC
> Location: 3rd Floor
> Interface 1: IP Address, MAC, NIC
> whatever whatever.
> Anyway I've not done it but it appears that Cisco has thought a lot
> about this.
> hth, Elizabeth